Embodied Unity | Advanced Teacher Training Course

EMBODIED UNITY

Embodied Unity is a practice and a philosophy out of Vangelis Legakis’s 25 years of experience. It integrates the profound disciplines of dance, qigong and yoga as well as the philosophies of Hindu, Buddhism and Taoism to:

  1. heal the self and unite Body, Mind Heart & Spirit (Individual-self),
  2. balance relationships (Relationship-self),
  3. find harmony in the society; Family, City, Country, World (Collective-self).

Within these three spectrums Embodied Unity also incorporates healing modalities such as Cosmic Healing, Reflexology, Thai and Abdominal Therapeutic Massage (Tsi Nei Tsang), Craniosacral, and meditation for a fine-tuned integration of the Soma. Embodied Unity is a continuation and a deepening of the practice Contact Beyond Contact.

The principle we follow is that we need to start primarily to treat the self for in turn to be able to treat the relationship and the society. Legakis has chosen these three core practices of Dance, Qigong and Yoga because integrated all together can bring a holistic and homeostatic state of the self and Other.

Dance: by nature, it is social and participatory, spiritual, all-inclusive and integrative

Qigong & Yoga: are more individual and introspective practices integrating energy, emotions, elements of nature and the body-mind-heart-spirit interconnectedness

Each one of these three strong disciplines encompass different styles and values.

  • Dance creates a unique self-discovery and growth as well as it creates a social environment in which relationships and group dynamics can develop in harmony. Dance encompasses: Flying Low & Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, Release & Experiential Anatomy, Performance & Choreography.
  • Qigong has a deep focus on generating energy and making a good use of energy to fortify and unite body, mind, heart and spirit for keeping the human organism healthy and in harmony within relationships and the world.
  • Yoga also fortifies and unites body, mind, heart and spirit and encompasses diverse methodologies for the good use and integration of the 5 koshas (bodies).

Qigong & Yoga create a wholesome unity for self-development which is the foundations for the relationship and collective selves to flourish.

Thus, such integration can create a uniformity of the

Outer environment (outer-verse) with the
Inner environment (Inner-verse) of the human being

The co-creation and integration of both can be seen as the actual universe that usually we try to observe exterior to the self, however we forget to observe it within our own self; a human being that is social and interactive as well as solitary and meditative.

Embodied Unity has been shared and taught in many universities, academies and festivals across the world. It is the primary practice and philosophy Legakis created in 2013 and through this Contact Beyond Contact was emerged in 2016. Embodied Unity integrates and deepens the work on meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage, Ayurveda philosophy as well as other healing and spiritual modalities.

Who are Embodied Unity for?

Embodied Unity Class is open to all – whether you are an experienced dance practitioner/ healer or a complete beginner to dance, holistic and spiritual practices – Embodied Unity welcomes you to experience and practice. The class offer you a non-judgmental space to discover and deepen your relationship within yourself, with others and the world around you. The skills and tools are all inclusive and take each individual into account, making it a practice available for all bodies and people of varying professional, cultural and religious backgrounds.

EMBODIED UNITY ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

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The Embodied Unity ATTC allows you to delve deeper in eastern philosophies to integrate within dance for a heightened embodied state from which we can share the gift of dance and healing with communities, schools, dance classes, universities and more.

A profound intention is to integrate the organs and meridians to every dance modality and practice including ballet, contemporary, modern, social and street dances amongst other. By working on the organs and meridians primarily we enhance the energy and blood circulation for a healthy and balanced life, as well as we bring greater energy to the dance style without altering or changing the actual style. We endeavor to bring this philosophy to academies, universities, companies and studios across the globe to create a safe and healthy energetic environment for dance and healing.

From this course you will:

  • Learn profound methodologies and tools to integrate the meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage and Ayurvedic philosophy within dance and healing practices.
  • Learn advanced skills in dance and healing practice for wellness and spiritual growth.
  • Embodiment of the 5 bodies (Koshas)
  • Advance your meditation skills to develop insight and discernment about career, relationships and life.
  • Be able to teach the Contact Beyond Contact | Facilitators Training Course Level 2 upon the completion of this course. (Only apply for CBC Certified Teachers who have already completed CBC | FTC Level 1-4)

Who can join this course:

  • Those who have completed CBC | FTC  all levels 1-4 OR Gliding Space Teacher Training Course
  • For people who have completed CBC | FTC all levels, they need to have at least 40 hours of facilitating CBC sessions, at least once taught CBC | FTC Level 1, and at least once co-facilitate CBC | FTC Level 1.

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